New Radar Demonstration Kits

Pasternack recently introduced the its new PEM11000-KIT and PEM11002-KIT radar demonstration kits. Covering the 2.4-GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band, the demo kits are excellent resources for studying radar fundamentals (e.g., object detection, motion detection, and object range) and R&D projects. Pasternack-Radar-Demo-Kit-SQYou can select experimental radar operating modes for CW, FMSW, or Doppler, and you can set output waveforms for single tone, frequency ramp, or sawtooth. The kit—for which no special licensing is required—features a radar board with an integrated speaker and a signal indicator to support A/V feedback of the received signal strength. A tunable signal filter enables you to design and implement customized passive or active filtering.

The PEM11002-KIT model features a radar board, antennas, cables, and accessories that include a mounting plate, tripod, and USB battery pack. It comes with a user guide, programming manual, and lesson guide.

The new PEM11000-KIT and PEM11002-KIT radar demonstration kits are in stock.  The PEM11000-KIT starts at $2,399. The PEM11002-KIT starts at $2,613.

Source: Pasternack Enterprises

New USB Controlled Microwave and Millimeter Wave Components

Pasternack has released a new line of USB-controlled microwave and millimeter wave components, which includes amplifiers, attenuators, and PIN diode switches. The new components are controlled and powered by a convenient USB 2.0 port with driverless installation. An external power supply isn’t required.USB-Controlled-RF-Components-SQ

The attenuators and PIN diode switches require an easy-to-use downloadable software program which interfaces with any Windows computer. The company is releasing two models each of the amplifiers, switches and attenuators that cover extremely wide frequency bands up to 40 GHz. The modules are 50-Ω hybrid MIC designs that do not require any external matching components.

Pasternack’s new USB controlled amplifiers offer typical performance of 12 dB gain, 10-dBm P1dB, a 4.5-dB noise figure and operate over a 50 MHz to 18 GHz band or 50 MHz to 40 GHz band. The attenuators offer typical performance of 30 dB attenuation, 5 to 8 dB of insertion loss, a 1-dB step size and are available in two programmable models that cover 100 MHz to 18 GHz and 100 MHz to 40 GHz. Lastly, the SPDT switches offer typical performance 3 to 5 dB of insertion loss, 65 to 70 dB isolation, a 6-µs switching speed and are available in two models that cover 500 MHz to 18 GHz and 500 MHz to 40 GHz. All models operate over a broad temperature range of –40°C to 85°C and depending on the frequency, are available with either female SMA or 2.92-mm connectors.

Source: Pasternack